I love the beach. I love water.  I live in Utah, a desert. Quite an oxymoron you might say.  But I would say to you is that I have access to a great beach and water at Bear Lake, Utah.  And it is only 2 hours from my home.

Bear Lake is nestled in a valley with many small towns surrounding it.  It has a quaint, small town feel that is very refreshing. 

1. I come for the Beauty of Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a freshwater lake on the border of Utah and Idaho. The lake has been called the “Caribbean of the Rockies” for its unique turquoise-blue color.  The water is as aqua in color as the water I saw in the Caribbean.

2. I come for the Water

Is she excited or frightened?
Tubing can be Tuff!

3. I come for the Beach

Bear Lake has a beach that is different every year depending on how much water we have received the previous winter. Remember that Utah is in a desert area.

Some years we have a beach that goes for miles.

Sandy beach by UtahOutdoorActivities.com

Some beaches have no sand, just rocks.

But I love both types of beaches and enjoy the sun and sand.

Finding Shells
Sand Mermaid

4. I come for the Raspberries

Bear Lake is famous for its raspberries.  They are large and bright red. They taste amazing!!

Raspberry Days

Bear Lake has a raspberry days celebration.  The whole valley gets involved.

Chocolate Covered Raspberries

And I definitely do not miss out on having the chocolate covered raspberries.  AMAZING!!

Raspberry Shakes by Alex Proimos

And do not forget the raspberry shakes. 

5. I come for the Family Time

Family Games

Swimming in a heated pool (Bear Lake is COLD all the time).

6. And finally, I come to unplug, relax, and rejuvenate.


If you have not had the chance to visit Bear Lake, Utah, you need to put it on your bucket list of places to explore.

If you do come to Bear Lake, give me a holler.

See Ya Makin’ Memories!

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I am Wease, and my traveling days started early with a father that loved to travel. As a family, a large one, we always traveled and always by car. No matter how far we went, we made the famous road trip. My father’s mantra on these trips was “we are making memories”. No matter what happened on those trips, whether good or bad, we always made memories. These memories are very precious to me. My husband and I have continued this tradition in our family, with our children, of traveling and making memories. I have learned some valuable lessons and tricks and I plan to share these with you here. Here is what I live by: “The best things in life are the people we love, the places we have been, and the memories we have made along the way”. Anonymous


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